Speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha Tulsi Ram presides over the district level Independence Day function at Dharamsala. They paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the freedom movement. He said that the State Government accorded priority to the development of the backward and remote tribal areas and added that Rs. 297 crore were being spent during the current financial year for the development of tribal areas. He said that the State Government was implementing schemes like Pandit Deen Dayal Kisan Baagwan Samridhi Yojna and Doodh Ganga Yojna to strengthen the rural economy.

He conferred awards upon Ashok Kumar, Police Inspector, Sarvjeet Singh, ASI and Daljeet Singh, Head Constable for their meritorious services.

Sanjay Chaudhary, MLA, Sanjay Gupta, Divisional Commissioner, prominent persons and senior officers of the district were present on the occasion.

At Ambota in Una district Ravi, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Ravinder Singh Ravi presides the function and said that all villages in the district were provided with drinking water facilities. Rs. 11.8 crore was spent on irrigation schemes and Rs. 15.57 crore on drinking water schemes in the district last year while Rs.1 crore had been spent on irrigation schemes and Rs. 3.47 crore on drinking Water schemes in the district during this financial year till date. He said that first phase of Swan river channelization was completed at a cost of 106 crore which helped in reclaiming 2260 hectare of land. Rs. 253.52 was being spent on second phase of the project which will help in flood control between Gagret and Jhaleda in the district. He said that Rs. 710 crore DPR for 73 tributaries of Swan River was sent to government of India for approval.

He said that Rs.160 crore Swan river integrated watershed management project was also being implemented in Una district.